Roman Waalpainting on a bridge in Nijmegen with woman cycling
Roman Waalpainting on a bridge in Nijmegen with woman cycling

Radboud Institute for Culture & History

The Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH) is a research institute dedicated to exploring the present and the past through the lenses of culture, history, literature, and art. Our researchers collaborate with academic and societal partners to deepen our understanding of the dynamics of an interconnected world and provide context for pressing societal challenges such as inequality and climate change.



Radboudians receive Royal Distinctions

On the occasion of King's Day this year, seven employees of Radboud University and Radboud university medical center will receive a royal distinction for their exceptional academic and/or social achievements.

Houten paspop omwikkeld met meetlinten

What height says about the development of our prosperity and health

Malnutrition, disease and hard labour can inhibit people's growth. Historian Björn Quanjer studied how the height of Dutch men between 1850 and 1950 was influenced by the households in which they grew up.

Artist Kathryn Smith poses next to reconstructed portrait of fugitive enslaved person

Artist in Residence: Facing Slavery in Nijmegen

From 22 – 29 April 2024 Kathryn Smith (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) will take residency in Besiendershuis, where she will be working on a portrait which symbolizes the involvement of Nijmegen in slavery practices.

Visiting address

The Radboud Institute for Culture and History is located in the Erasmus Building in Nijmegen.

Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT Nijmegen


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